- Judy Ann Santos paid her respects to late veteran actor Eddie Garcia.
- The actress thanked Eddie Garcia for being a big part of the showbiz industry
- She also said that what happened should be an eye-opener to all networks
Veteran actor Eddie Garcia passed away on June 20, 2019, after almost two weeks of being in a coma due to a severe neck fracture he suffered on the set of his new GMA Network series.
Many netizens have criticized GMA Network for what has been seen as negligence to ensure the safety of the actors and to provide for a medic on the set.
Actress Judy Ann Santos shared her opinion on the issue regarding GMA Network’s negligence.
On her Instagram, the actress shared her thoughts on the passing of Eddie Garcia in a lengthy post.
“Nakakalungkot… nakakahinayang na hindi ko nagawang makatrabaho ang isang napaka professional at batikang artista pero naggawa kong makamayan at makausap ng maraming beses
maraming salamat tito eddie.. mananatili kang nag iisa sa industriyang ito ..”
The actress added that what happened should be a lesson, especially since the accident could have been avoided.
“Sana sa nangyaring to, maging bukas ang isip ng mga networks sa tamang pag aalaga, pagbigay ng sapat na kaalaman sa lahat ng taga production artista man o hindi, pagdating sa mga ganitong sitwasyon maaring naiwasan sana ..”
The actress thanked the veteran actor for being a big part of the showbiz industry.
“Paalam sir eddie garcia.. hanggang sa huli ibinukas mo ang mata ng industriya..
“Kung paanong dapat pahalagahan at wag balewalain ang kaligtasan ng bawat taong nagtatrabaho sa produksyon.
“mapayapang paglalakbay sir eddie..”
The actress received both negative and positive comments on her post.
Some even pointed out Eddie Garcia’s previous work on ABS-CBN’s FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano wherein he engaged in heavy action scenes were no untoward incidents involving the actor despite the intense action scenes.
For the longest time, Eddie Garcia worked with Ang Probinsyano and nothing ever happened to him.
WITH GMA, HE DIED DUE TO A FRACTURED NECK. THIS IS FUCKING UNACCEPTABLE GMA.
HE FRACTURED HIS C1 AND C2 VERTEBRAE AT HIS AGE!!!! CAN YOU IMAGINE 😭
Rest in Peace Manoy.
— Alphina (@maleedus) June 20, 2019
Not to sourgrape, but Manoy Eddie Garcia would be very much alive today if it weren't for the negligence and incompetence of GMA Network. I cannot believe we lost a great actor and a national treasure because of a taping mishap. You will never be forgotten, Manoy. Rest in peace.
— Bryan Reyes (@iambryanreyes) June 20, 2019
Not a natural death so an investigation including a forensic autopsy is in order. But this is the Philippines. https://t.co/ckxq4lk2UR
— Raquel Fortun (@Doc4Dead) June 20, 2019
Tbh, GMA should be at fault for something for what happened to Eddie Garcia. He's been shooting action scenes for months in Ang Probonsyano and nothing happened.
— Yow (@j0w_sef) June 20, 2019
One netizen even said that Rosang Agimat should be cancelled for the series lead to Eddie Garcia’s death.
Truly, a great and veteran actor passing away is truly devastating not just for the Philippine’s Showbiz Industry but as well to the country.